Disaster Ministry News


Emergency Disaster Fund supports aid for Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew (January 20, 2017)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed a grant of $50,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to support the next phase of response to devastation in Haiti caused by Hurricane Matthew. The storm hit the island on Oct. 4, 2016, as a powerful category 4 hurricane, causing widespread damage and considerable losses, and up to 1,600 deaths. Read more »


Violence continues in Nigeria, report Church of the Brethren and EYN staff (January 14, 2017)

Although we have seen Facebook posts and news releases stating that the Nigerian army has defeated the Boko Haram, violence still continues in northeast Nigeria. Most of the ongoing attacks in the Madagali and Gwoza area are not reported anywhere. One big attack, killing or injuring over 100 people in a Madagali market in December, did make the news. Read more »


Nigeria Crisis Response provides overview of work in 2016 (January 14, 2017)

A summary of the Nigeria Crisis Response work carried out in 2016 has been provided to Newsline by coordinator Roxane Hill. The Nigeria Crisis Response is a joint effort of the Church of the Brethren and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). The Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries are both involved in the effort. The following summary covers the year through November and includes tallies of accomplishments in the seven areas of focus. For more about the Nigeria Crisis Response go to www.brethren.org/nigeriacrisis . Read more »


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BDM Features


Giving our best in Prattsville, NY
October 18, 2012
It's been over a year since Hurricane Irene flooded Prattsville, N.Y. BDM arrived in July 2012, and the sawdust is flying!

Moments of discovery in Prattsville, New York
August 17, 2012
“I almost think it’s fake; I almost can’t believe it,” said one Prattsville homeowner of the BDM volunteer work teams. “But I see it and it must be real.”

Incredible school kit drive
August 9, 2012
The miraculous way this CWS School Kit drive came together was the highlight of Jeanne Smith's summer.

BDM welcomes Hallie Pilcher
July 20, 2012
Hallie Pilcher, from Roanoke, Va., is "very excited" to join the BDM staff.

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